Amber Rudd visits new advice hub in St Leonards

Amber Rudd with managers from the advice hub
Amber Rudd with managers from the advice hub

THE town’s MP visited the Advice and Community Hub at Renaissance House in St Leonards on Friday.

The hub, in London Road, provides a one-stop shop for advice and representation provided by Citizens Advice 1066, the Hastings Advice and Representation Centre (HARC), and BHT Sussex.

Ms Rudd met with service managers Dina Christodoulou, from CA 1066, Jacky Everard, from HARC, Jo Wilson, from BHT Sussex, who highlighted trends in the number of people sleeping rough, and Andy Winter, chief executive of BHT Sussex.

She then met tutors and learners from Finding Futures, several of whom were gaining qualifications for the first time. Client Ambassadors, clients of Finding Futures who help with the induction of new learners and who meet and greet visitors, took Ms Rudd on a tour of the learning facilities provided.

Ms Rudd said: “It was fantastic to see this beautifully renovated building being put to such good use, housing three important charities, CA 1066, HARC and BHT Sussex. It was wonderful to hear about all the good work being done to support residents and a pleasure to meet the three Ambassadors from Finding Futures.”